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a block west of the grand lake theater late this afternoon. amy holyfield to take us through what happened. >> reporter: even police at the scene tell me they haven't seen an accident this big before and it as miracle and it is amazing that everybody walked away. a police sargeant told me that the driver of the dump truck was just released from the hospital. the truck plowed into a row of cars sitting at a red light. the driver of the dump truck said his brakes failed and he told us about how he felt when heard everybody survived the crash. >> i was happy and hopefully i can get ahold of the people that got hurt and say sorry, something, anything, you know. i didn't do it on purpose, you know. but i ruined their day big-time, you know, their cars are smashed. >> reporter: the driver did not want to give his last name. this happened about 4:30 this afternoon at mcarthur boulevard and grand avenue at the grand avenue exit ramp off of 580. it has been closed ever since as officers try to clear the scene. they are hoping to get it open in the next few minutes and it looks like they are just ab
doesn't know what he want to do any more since no longer a home to sell. >> that person is telling us he is just going to not put it on the market. maybe sell the land and go from there. >>reporter: in the just the resident here in san brawn 0who could be made to expose the gas transmission line. now pg&e made the list public experts are saying that resident in those neighborhoods could have a whole new disclosure roorment on their hands, too. reporting in san bruno, abc 7 news. >>> tonight there's a warning out for female joggers in south san jose. the sheriff's department is looking for a man who attacked a woman jogging alone yesterday morning. happened just before 8:00 o'clock on trail around snell road and colleen drive. the attacker pushed the woman into an aquaduct and tried to sexually assault her but she managed to fight him off and run away. oakland police issue a warning after 2 women robbed sexually assaulted in separate incidents near lake merit. police think the same person may be responsible for both yesterday's attacks. victims say the man was carrying a weapon but
are not armed with tranquillizer guns and police say it uses would have been too risky to let the big cat run off in the densely pop layed area where restaurant employees were getting off work. residents around here suspect the mountain lion was simply following the food source. it is not uncommon to see dear wandering the streets of downtown berkeley. unthreatened by predators at least until now. police and department of fish and game say this is a very rare occurrence. not too many people are worried or concerned that this could happen again in the near future. reporting live in downtown berkeley, al help wong abc 7 news. >> sure was strong though. thanks very much. >> missing person case may be turning that a case of murder now. vallejo police issued an alert tonight for these 2 women missing since wednesday. they are believed to be driving a white 2002 cadillac escalade. now this car with license plate no. 5 s o a 77 0turns out the same vehicle is wanted in connection with murder of 73-year-old man in hercules. manson 35-year-old frederick sales may also be a victim. he is missin
with what happened the deputy gave the woman marked bills. one source tells us they were 100 dollar bills. sources say the woman then handed the money over to hernandez. as deputies watched this is sheriff spokesperson nelson. >> the person went forward and did that. had their record taken care of basically at third less than what it would have cost. >>reporter: early last week felix was arrested after court officials launch investigation to see who else may have been involved they did an audit of the books and found discrepancy and at that point mr. chavez also arrested. >>reporter: alameda county court administrators declined our request for interview. they did issue a statement confirming the arrest. but said according to judicial canon of ethic and other restriction were unable to comment on pending cases and related personnel issues. but appropriate administrative actions have been taken. both the court and the sheriffs office say they are investigate. >> investigation on these 2 people is ongoing and to see how far back it goes and how wide spread it is. >>reporter: now her
the country have seen the video that you saw first. we showed tape to experts on the use of tasers. vic lee on what they are saying about it. >> trying to get his hand behind his back. >> don is a former police officer who trains law enforcement on the use of weapons and proper use of force when making arrests. cameron reviewed the video of 64-year-old peter mcfarland being tased by a deputy in june of last year in his own home. mcfarland had been treated by paramedics for injuries when he fell down his steps. suddenly two sheriff's deputies arrive. this is from a camera mounted on deputy's taser. he says he is going to take him to the hospital because she is suicidal. >> we're going to take you to the hospital. >> mcfarland says it was just a crack he made because of pain of his injuries. he says to get up but mcfarland refuses while his wife says he has a heart condition. he tased not once but three times before he is handcuffed. >> put your hands behind your back [ bleep ]. >> stop resisting, stop resisting! stop resisting [ bleep ] stop resisting. stop resisting. stop resisting! stop re
. >> hi everybody. thanks for joining us. one beautiful young woman is facing a life of surgery and stairs after stranger threw acid on her face. less with the harrowing story. >> she's beautiful. her face a picture of joy. but she doesn't look like this any more. this is 28-year-old bethany store today after a total stranger threw acid into her lovely face. >> why me? i have never ever seen this guy in my entire life. >>reporter: her face after surgery but she bravely talk about the attack. >> once it hit me i could not say bubble and sizzle in my skin. >> happened after she was about to enter the starbucks in vancouver, washington. woman approached her and said pretty girl do you want to drink this and then without another word threw the acid. her mother called it an act of evil. bethany was wearing these sunglasses bought just an hour earlier or she would have been blinded. amazingly bethany says she will for give her attacker. >> in time i'm going to for give her because if i don't then it is hard to move on with my life. >>reporter: the incident is a chilling echo o
our outback alys gets us there... ... sometimes it just tas us a little longer to get back. ♪ >> good evening. i'm dan. it is pay back time in bell, california. city leaders are now suspected felon corruption scandal that has rivetted the country. police arrested the mayor and 7 other city officials for bilking struggling taxpayers and sending salary into the stratosphere. >> this needless to say is corruption on steroids. >>reporter: l.a. county dribingt district attorney says his office has been quietly investigating the city of bell high salary since march. 8 arrest were made today. bizarre former city manager was arrested at his huntington beach home. his bail? 3.two million dollars. >> secretly set his open salary. he misappropriated substantial pay and benefits. by increasing each of them through a series of actions that no one approved of and few if anyone new about. >>reporter: 4 of the 5 current members of the city council for bell were charged and arrested for misappropriation of funds. they are those listed here and the mayor. >> council members were
that did not melt, this safe from someone's house. firefighters used a heavy duty saw to open it. the contents much of it apparently jewelry relatively intact but the owners delighted, of course, to get it back. >>> a story of heroism coming out of the tragedy. the san mateo board of supervisors is planning to honor three men who rescued six elderly women from a site when the care taker abandoned them. >> these men rushed in as so many others rushed out. >> sounded like the world was ending above the treeline up there while my tad and dad ane in our backyard. >> bob and his dad and a man named frank descended to see who needed help. show stumbled into a home with six women all in their 80s and 90s none able to make it out on their own. >> i ran and got one lady and we walked down the hallway and saw another and another and one by one grabbed them and got them out. >> there was one woman still in the house mary sweeney. her son found out about the heroism later, hours later. >> a tough few hours not knowing whether she was alive or dead. >> it wasn't until my dad said let's go ba
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garbage that came from a business park in hercules. where he used to work. where one murder victim's car was found. >> the area that they are searching is north shore business park which as you know was where the cadillac escalade was discovered. >>reporter: meantime another man who was once a house mate of his was arraigned in fairfield court on felony explosive charges related to the chemical c 4 and dynamite found in his vallejo back yard and in a storage unit. >> enter plea of not guilty to all counts. >>reporter: charles entered a plea of not guilty on explosive charges. bail remains high two million dollars because of alleges the 72-year-old demonstrationist may also be involved in the murder of 2 women found at his house. they have been positively identified as mark and the wife allen. >> i think he's a victim in the case. >>reporter: the body in the house. >> no. >>reporter: police say he's a person:00 interest in the 2 murders. investigators claim he did in the act normal when confrontedinformation that the e in his house. his attorney says someone else put them there. >
. it was bad. it was like people messing around up in class. i just not uses learning. >> we have had kids gun down at bus stop two week ago down on second street and mcdonald. around the corner here at east shore park we saw a kid get killed who was going to school. >> our kids become their citizens when school bell rings. same people. just understanding we are serving the same population. >>reporter: west contra costa county schools lost 39 million dollars in state money this year. the richmond city council recognizes this but it says it has its own budget constraints to deal with and at least one city council member says the district has been fiscally irresponsible and he feels like the buck needs to stop here. linda and grant elementary schools could also be closed if they don't get the 1.5 million dollars. item is about to be discussed and voted on and we have the results for you on abc 7 news at 11:00. reporting live in r richmond, back to you. >> okay thanks very much. as we said a big night in richmond. important night. >> string of arson has made folks in sunnyvale quite n
they have a serious problem. >> stop that engine. we have no water in the hydrant. they need to go into us. >> cope that. engine 38 go ahead. >> we think we have a broken water main down here so they need to lay in from the corner of san bruno avenue. >>reporter: firefighters have to stand back and watch while long hoses are run to working hydrant or supplemental water is trucked in. of. >> engine 33 on command 31 what's the eta for water? >> looking at 10 minutes. >>reporter: too long and too dangerous to wait. >> engine 51 we are going to disconnect hose lines and back up to a safer position until we get water. >> that's affirmative. still i want you to back all the people up. every company that is back there, back them up to safe position. >>reporter: even when there is good news it comes with a bad. >> leave a message to command. we have an active hydrant at can clairemont and concord. also patient with severe third degree burns at the 1500 block of clairemont. we will require an ambulance at that location. >> we are at a school on cress view and currently there is a grove of e
. the incident near hopper street us a can see here on the map as we zoom in to it for you. allen is live in petaluma tonight with more on salvage operation. really gone wrong. >> yes dan. out here at the marina some kayaker were complaining that they had to dodge huge tar ball earlier this morning but tonight most of that slick has either dissipated or evaporated. glob of oil floated out toward the bay at low tide around six this evening. the remnant of what petaluma resident say was large oil slick that stretched from shore to shore as it moved through this slew. 8:00 o'clock this morning the department of fish and game says this old tug boat being chopped up for scrap metal and leaked between 200 and 600 gallon of oil. the owner of the tug apparently knew it was leaking because he already had an oil boom around it. but the department of fish and game says this morning flood tide swept the oil out into the estuary creating oil slick 2 and a half miles long. resident say these are extremely sensitive wetlands. >> last week i saw couple river otters. usually it is a few shore birds
: maxine had to run out of her oh, us with only her purse. >> heat was so intense. i mean then the noise. it was just you know it was just helpless. the. >>reporter: help is coming now. piles and piles of donations. so much they are turning it away. but baby bottles and cash are still needed. these south san francisco contractors brought a check for 1,000 dollars. and safeway is giving 25,000. >> we feel very strongly that this is our community. these are our friends. our naichbilitys our customers. we want to give back. >>reporter: but money can not buy what the she needs to find her 80-year-old grandmother whose house was right next to the explosion. house is gone. she's looked everywhere for her grandma. >> bay hill. recreation center, checked red cross on line. the hospital. called them all. >>reporter: talked to the fire department at all. >> i talked to 5 different police officers. >>reporter: 2 aunt and uncle were also in the house severely burned when they tried to leave. answer now in induced coma in jeopardy of losinging their extreme. >> uncle is conscience but
i thought it wasver here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... somemes it just takes us a little longer to get back ♪ >> they took a saturday urn 5 rocket and tipped it upside down at the blast off. probably 100 foot flame length. >>reporter: san bruno fire. disaster so big even commercial airline pilots were calling it in. >> sounded kind of like a jet engine. high pitch screaming sound. >>reporter: firefighters reflects on the san bruno disaster. >>> good evening. i'm dan. more than 200 emergency personnel rushed to the neighborhood last thursday. many off duty and without knowing what they were rushing into. tonight the incredible story from abc 7. >> we looked out the back door and could see a fire ball. >>reporter: the fire ball was just the beginning. >> initially we are thinking that jet airplane went down from san francisco airport. >> i personally was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> it appears we have a plane down there in the neighborhood. >>reporter: it would be more than 20 minute before these first responders realize it w
cars. >> one of them said stay in your car. he asked me for my license. i say why. you didn't use your blinker. >>reporter: there was no doubt he was a victim of rracial profiling. >> i think it was because, i m mean, i if if see myself in the mirror and look at your face. you hack like a gang mechbility you are latino. >>reporter: e.t. is with packet. >> when he told us the story said father, why didn't you tell him were you a pastor of a church and he said why should i have to? >>reporter: police chief defended the department effort to stop racial profiling. >> in all the policy and procedures we put into place are geared so that it doesn't happen so what we are really seeing here what i am reading a lot in the survey is the perception again versus reality. not suggesting that it can't happen. but the question is how do we measure that. >>reporter: but survey like these are useful according to flt city independent police auditor. >> survey are very significant because if your perception are more positive toward the police your behavior change accordingly. you tend to go
, california, as early as this week. >> they are using children as hostages. a stunning admission that they are only interested in covering healthy people and not sick people. >> the move would only apply to new policies and would not affect existing child only policy holders and family plans provided through parent's work. the insurance industry fears parents will buy policies only when children become sick, causing a huge expensive group to insurance with not enough premiums to cover the cost. >> if we have a system where people can drop in and out only when they need it the most it won't work. >> child only policies are a small market geared towards families who make too much to qualify for the public program. >> just because we -- our kids get sick or come up with the diseases. >> pediatricians insist it is more expensive to let kids go without insurance and stay sick. >> when you are letting those kinds of conditions go untreated, under treated then you are having more emergency room visits and more optimizations, increasing healthcare costs. >> a bill on governor schwarzeneg
just before noon. students tell us lunch doesn't begin until 12:15. because the driver and passengers were all minors, the chp not releasing their names. school administrators say they will make a statement on monday. live in novato, lillian kim, abc 7 news gentleman okay. thanks very much. >>> another tragedy involving a young person. this one killed in the san bruno fire storm. 20-year-old jessica morales died week ago last thursday. friends and family members remembered her tonight at a service in daly city. they tried to make tonight a celebration of her life instead of focusing on how she died. several people spoke at the service but the family decided they did not want cameras inside. understandably. outside the vigil lvd ones told us they will miss her beautiful smile. >> such a beautiful person. such a shame to see someone so young be gone. hear people talking about her and past tense when i only seen her an hour and a half before she died. very sad. beautiful pitching coffin she warm front lvd because she was very into fashion. just beautiful person. >>reporter: s
is so late a state credit card used to buy supplies is being cancelled by the bank due to lack of payment. that means the state park department can no longer buy toilet paper for its rural sites. >> this is outrageous. today it is toilet paper. tomorrow trail closure. rest ramp closure at state beaches. people don't know what to expect. >>reporter: urban state park have the advantage of going to state warehouses for the supplies. the park department though can't say which rural sites are affected. but estimates it is roughly one-third of the nearly 300 state parks. >> isn't just toilet paper. it's bulk fall for cars, cars, trucks. it is auto parts for fixing cars and trucks or other equipment. lawn equipment. it is housekeeping supplies. >>reporter: budget negotiations on how to close the 19 billion dollar deficit has been painstakingly slow. meetings taking place in los angeles this week because the governor has been too sick to travel to the capitol. credit card won't be good until budget and back payments are paid. the visitors thought the toilet paper was foychb
children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> good evening. i'm dan ashley. what did she know and when did she know it? just five weeks before the election, meg whitman is accused of knowingly hiring an illegal immigrant to work as her house keeper. it may come down to who is more credible, the republican nominee, the hired help or the made's celebrity lawyer. >> she went as she described the confession to meg whitman. after nine years she says she went to whitman to ask for help in becoming a legal resident. >> since then i said ma'am, please consideration you help me, and she was very upset and said no and you don't know me and i have never see you. >> she says whitman fired her but had previously ignored letters from the social security administration questioning the house keeper's legal status. attorney gloria alred quoted from a letter sent to whitman. >> ask the employee to give you the name and social security number exactly it is a appears on the social security card. she says whitman received multiple requests and whitman denies it. >> we nev
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